In 1983, Carlos Sosa aka DJ Sneak, moved to the city of Chicago from
the island of Puerto Rico, where his early musical experiences and
influences were rooted in salsa, meringue and Latin orchestras.
Chicago, like Puerto Rico, is a city rich with musical styles and
sounds. In Chicago Sneak found inspiration in underground house music,
Warehouse parties and "old school" mix tapes from the early pioneers _
Farley Jackmaster Funk, Ralphi Rosario, Steve Hurley and local radio
station shows played on WBMX.
Sneak earned his nickname
rocking graffiti-tags and began working at retail stores as an airbrush
artist, which kept him out of trouble and allowed him to make important
local industry contacts. Development as a DJ came while working regular
mobile DJ jobs and local nightclubs. But, in an already saturated DJ
pool, Sneak focused on his music production and started his independent
label - Defiant Records.
In 1992, using the fundamental studio
pieces, Sneak began recording tracks with an unusual new style. In
1994, while still working at local store Gramophone Records, Sneak met
Cajmere (Green Velvet) owner of Cajual and Relief Records. Cajmere
released three of Sneak's catalyst tracks, which helped to bring Sneak
international recognition, and with it, a global DJing career.
1995, Sneak's new sound revolutionized house music with inspirational
sounds and rhythms never heard. The disco filtered house grooves became
Sneak's signature sound. Innovator to many, Sneak's love for music
inspired others like Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, Armand Van Helden.
1996, DJ Sneak's 'You Can't Hide from your Bud', on Derrick Carter's
Classic Recordings, ironically became an instant classic itself; a
blueprint for funky, filtered disco-influenced house - Sneak Style -
redefining Chicago's underground music. From 1996 to present day, DJ
Sneak has perfected his remix skills, seizing opportunities to work
with world-class talent and fine-tune his sound. His highly anticipated
remixes take dance floors around the world to levels of climactic
frenzy with his trademark booty-shakin, bass-heavy beats and rhythms.
years of development, DJ Sneak is a familiar name across the world's
club circuit playing the very best venues and events. A frequent
visitor to Ibiza - the island of spiritual parties and Mecca of dance
music culture, Sneak has participated in several events with the best
UK production companies - Ministry of Sound, Cream, Manumission, and
Miss Moneypenny's to mention a few.
A favorite at United
Kingdom's summer festivals (Homelands, Creamfields, T in the Park),
Sneak shows no mercy on the sound systems and is a guaranteed crowd
pleaser. Recognized as the disco filter innovator, his productions and
musical style has maintained his status as one of the Top 100 DJs in
the world for 5 consecutive years. Dynamic in style - from furious
banging Chicago tracks and Latin tribal beats, to disco filtered
reworks of retro classics and melodic rhythms to suit your soul.
fall 2001 Sneak launched a new record label Magnetic Recordings, where
he has been releasing new music, with compilations to come, along with
the introduction of new musical talents. He continues to contribute to
the evolution and definitive sound that is Chicago House Music.
future brings light to DJ Sneak's journey, focusing on the development
of electronic music's revolution and ongoing struggle to be
acknowledged as the sound of tomorrow.